SOURCE: VHA

May 06, 2008 13:06 ET

VHA Inc. Honors 121 Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, Supply Chain Management Improvement and Community Benefit

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, recognized 121 hospitals nationwide for superior achievements in clinical performance, supply chain management improvement and community benefit. The health care organizations were honored at VHA's 25th Annual Leadership Conference, held this week in Philadelphia. For 16 years, VHA has given Leadership Awards to members to recognize how they've worked both independently and with VHA to improve their performance. Of the 121 award winners, the following six VHA member organizations won awards in more than one category:

                                         Subcategory
Allina Hospitals and
Clinics, Minneapolis
VHA Leadership Award for
Supply Chain Management:    Distribution, Logistics & Inventory Mgmnt.
                            Innovation and Creativity
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Pneumonia Care

Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.,
Hyannis, Mass.
VHA Leadership Award for
Supply Chain Management:    Distribution, Logistics & Inventory Mgmnt.
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Surgical Infection Prevention

INTEGRIS Health Inc.,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
VHA Leadership Award for
Community Benefit
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Blood Stream Infection Prevention
                            Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Care
                            Pneumonia Care
                            Surgical Infection Prevention

Medcenter One,
Bismarck, N.D.
VHA Leadership Award for
Supply Chain Management:    Innovation and Creativity
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Heart Failure

Providence Health &
Services, Seattle
VHA Leadership Award for
Community Benefit
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Heart Failure
VHA Leadership Award for
Supply Chain Management:    Innovation and Creativity
                            Sourcing and Resource Mgmnt.

Walker Baptist,
Jasper, Ala.
VHA Leadership Award for
Community Benefit
VHA Leadership Award for
Clinical Excellence:        Heart Failure
VHA Leadership Award for
Supply Chain Management:   Sourcing and Resource Mgmnt.

For a complete list of award winners, by state, go to www.vha.com.

About VHA -- VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national health care alliance that provides industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance. With 16 offices across the U.S., VHA has a track record of proven results in serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 21,000 non-acute health care organizations nationwide.

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